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chairman steve forbes and roy hewitt will go on the tax reform plan. >>> and mayor bill de blasio acting like a sandanista. shutting the door on three charter schools and hundreds of kids in new york city. american parents see charter schools as the only way out of poverty for their kids and mostly minority kids at that. we will have the latest on that. meanwhile don't forget free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. economic freedom and democracy may be at stake in the ukraine. that's why it's important. i'm kudlow and we'll be right back. vo: once upon a time there was a boy who traveled to a faraway place where villages floated on water and castles were houses dragons lurked, giants stood tall, and the good queen showed the boy it could all be real. avo: whatever you can imagine, all in one place. expedia, find yours. anbe a name and not a number?tor scottrade. ron: i'm never alone with scottrade. i can always call or stop by my local office. they're nearby and ready to help. so when i have questions, i can talk to someone who knows exactly how i trade. because i don't tr
: but will a plan that involves more government spending and taxing really get anything done? >>> also will criminals feast on atms come aprilth? find out why your identity may not be safe next time you make a cash withdrawal. we're watching out for you on "the willis report." gerri: our top story, new momentum to put a kill switch on all cell phones. it's a way to permanently that is disable them so they are useless to thieves. congress now taking up the issue. smartphone theft counts for a third of all robberies in the u.s. according to the fcc take a look at these surveillance tapes. phones snatched, people assaulted, beaten for their phones. some victims, even killed, with me now, paul whose daughter meagan was shot and killed for the iphone. with us meagan's sister. they are behind this new effort to make sure no family goes through what they went through. welcome to you both. great to have you here. you're on set with me. i want you to tell me what happened to your sister. >> well, my sister was walking to her car and at the time she was in st. louis. my family lives in chicago.
. gerri: yourself included. look at delta 2015 sky miles program, excluding taxes and fees that is important exclusion, my friend. here is what you're looking at the a miles per dollar are five. people get the biggest bang for your buck, obviously diamond medallion flyer. if you're a super-duper flyer maybe you're okay. >> maybe you're okay. you don't now because they might jack up award levels more. even throwing a few crumbs here, if they increase the amount of miles to redeem by 100% you're not really coming out ahead. gerri: once you back out taxes and fees, everything else, come on are you taking a 50% hit? are you taking 25% hit. >>> in u.s. taxes and fees are not too much -- gerri: but your viewpoint. i know lot of people aren't too happy about them. >> government fees are usually $5 on domestic ticket. it is really international. fuel surcharges and flying through london you will see 350-dollar fees on tickets. none of that counts towards earning miles. it is a lot less than people think. gerri: a lot of people will defend this saying, it is a tough business out th
and railroads and mass transit. it provides more money for job training and preschool and it expands tax credits for an estimated 13.5 million low-income workers and it increases taxes more than $650 billion on higher-income americans and it adds $56 billion in fees for big banks. there are also tax increases for tobacco products and airline passengers. the president's plan in print form arrived up on capitol hill this morning -- this morning. congress prefers to do the budgeting itself, so it's not like whatever the president sent would be accepted but it can be seen as a starting point in the debate over the nation's spending priorities, yet rather than a lot of new ideas in these budget books, critics suggest it's more of the same. the republicans say the president's 2015 budget spends, borrows, and taxes too much, neil? >> michael, thank you. it is ironic right now that all of this is going down on fat tuesday, good reason to party in new orleans, maybe, but minnesota republican congresswoman michele bachmann says no reason to celebrate in washington, so congressman, the bottom line is the p
't say what jobs and it does raise taxes by $1.8 trillion. and we will expand opportunities for every american. >> republicans announcing the plan, saying that it will add more and to her $17.1 trillion debt over the next 10 years. on wall street it was a record breaking sunny day for stocks. the dow jones surging 228 points. the wilshire 5000 post about 25,000 for the first time ever, measuring the paper gains of $375 billion. bouncing back to 2.9% as investors stave off their safe haven investment. radioshack closing up 20% of its stores after the retailer reported weak holiday shares. plummeting 25% today. a reminder to listen to my financial report three times a day coast-to-coast on the sale network. for all of the days business marketing news, we are coming right back. please stay with us. lou: president obama and secretary kerry talking tough. vladimir putin's response. we have an author and attorney and foreign policy expert andrew mccarthy on the crisis and a triple digit rally on wall lou: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warning the united states and other world po
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. second, we could have pro-growth tax reform and a structur to allow the economy to grow. neil: your party is good at playing these games that does little to sign onto the debt ceiling increase. on and on rigo. you need what you say those. >> but these are the facts the president to stop want to change the mandory spending program. he does not want pro-growth tax reform faid waed to have anotr government shutdowno what republicans had to do was a precautiary measure to op the administratiin with thr madness. it is the least of the bad options. neil: but you will give bin to take a mile and with all the new spending initiives precisely because they have your number in baking keep spending because you were on the midterm election emprise then you will eventually do the things you wanted in the meantime ising opportunity after opportunity. >> i don't disagree but do you shut the government down again? because that is where we were headed. we just felt this was the worst -- the bestf the worst options. to debris' introduced draft legislation because when you code is complex.of the tax the amer
they are taxed to pay for my health care. this is why i say americans should cut entitlements then medicare and social security will suck every penny from young people like jonathan. obviously you want spending reduced but at the wrestle institute they say the government should spend more. more? are you kidding? >> this is houseocl insurance works. with young people regardless of might be cyrus someday they will not be young people they get older every year someday they will be old people baby retirement security and health care. john: we take too much. >> i sustainable if we don't do anything with medicare will bankrupt the government. if we don't it will bankrupt every individual person. like turning medicare into a voucher increas health care cost. >>. >> those think tanks confused me. i think we should spend more with social security. they are working how they are supposed to. john: i want to scream at him. >> but the irony is they have less accumulated wealth and less savings. talk aboutncome inequality but we have government programs that are set up to take from the young people who h
as well as tax increase, republicans wanting lower taxes and less of that spending. they will fight it out in the midterm elections and then we may return to budget talks and some sort of accommodation in 2015. >> john, how real is the return of the conversation about tax and interest? i say it in part because it's in some of these bills, but also because the front page of the "wall street journal," see this right here, blowout call for big tycoons that talked about the payout for people like leon black, $560 million with his income, 465 for steven schwartzman and others. i do know it's been put back in some of the bills, but this has been a policy debate we've been talking about for about five years now. >> there's a lot of momentum behind this issue. i would not expect it to pass this year. one of the things that adds to its momentum in terms of the long-term, which we really get to a tax reform discussion which is not going to be this year, is that dave camp, the republican chairman of the ways and means committee, included this interest in his tax reform bill. the administration will h
in crimea and eastern ukraine. president obama rolled out his big tax and spend budget today. it's precisely what the economy doesn't need. former senator jim demint is going to join us and talk about the budget and give us his response to the new piece in this left leaning politico article that asks if mr. demint is the most hated man in washington. of course he isn't. don't forget, free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity. we need a little bit in the ukraine. i'm kudlow and i'll be right back. in a world that's changing faster than ever, we believe outshining the competition tomorrow quires challenging your business inside and out today. at cognizant, we help forward-looking companies run better and run different - to give your customers every reason to keep looking for you. so if you're ready to see opportunities and see them through, we say: let's get to work. because the future belongs to those who challenge the present. >>> secretary of state john kerry promised $1 billion in sanctions to the fledge lg government. are we going to let stand the russian army invasion and the
: the obama administration is rolling out its 2015 budget and singing the familiar tune. can use a tax hikes? cheryl: oil prices reversing course, down 4% after closing at the highest level in five months yesterday. commodity analyst matt smith and phil flynn saying get used to this volatility. the energy burrito and the mighty fallen coming up next. when does your work en does it end after you've expanded your business? after your company's gone public? and the capital's been invested? or wn your compan's bought another? is it over after you' given back? you never stop achieving. that's why, at barclays, our ambition is to always realize yours. coach calls her a team player. she's kind of special. she makes the whole team better. he's the kind of player that puts the puck, horsehide, bullet. right where it needs to be. coach calls it logistics. he's a great passer. dependable. a winning team has to have one. somebody you can count on. somebody like my dad. this is my dad. somebody like my mom. my grandfather. i'm very pround of him. her. them. cheryl: reversal of fortune in the energy it,
spent. i was just doing a tally here, chuck, and we've got in fuel vehicle taxes, $85.5 billion a year. revenue just from toll roads that the state is addressing the same problems amounts to $12 billion a year. we have property taxes and assessments that go to fixing our roads and bridges, to the tune of $10 billion a year. and i could go on with the additional taxes of $14.5 billion. the oil company taxes combine now north of $65 billion, much of were supposed to be earmarked to just this sort of thing. so i'm all for fixing our roads and bridges. i just wonder what the hell happened to all that money to do just that? >> i think the infrastructure is getting older every single year and i think there's a lot of money going toward infrastructure, but i never think we could spend enough on the infrastructure because it actually puts people back to work. >> wait a minute, i've added all those up, it's $125 billion and then some. >> right. >> if that isn't enough to deal with this infrastructure, then we're using either gold or we're paying these guys a thousand dollars an hour. but that s
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numbers are higher, because. it does not include all of excise taxes or increasing people up to age of6 on your policies it looks at one thing, i want to point-out, ty are getting rid of age differential, if y are older your premiums may be aittle bit lowerbut if you are younger, your premiums are skyrocketing, if you are health you, you pay for those who are sicker and older, that is an entitlement society, that is where we're headed. you don think that young workers have enough on their backs without paying for someone who has been smoking their career, 50% increase for smoking is aowed in premiums, where i sit in the doctor's was on the, you get every disease imaginable, someone who is young, is paying for someone's lung cancer that is coming from smoking. lou: i find incredible, we're inverting a model, it was if yo@ are healthy and young you would pay a lower premium but not in the neverland of obamacare. the healthy you are the younger you are the more you are going to be paying for those who are older, who need greater care. what sense ds that make? i understand the incentive for
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in tax revenue to the state. what do you say? legalize week nationwide for recreational use? yes or no? >> i would say no. there is a desire on the part of government illegalize it and anything compact and bring in some cash. stuart: $100 million. >> i would say no. it gives us amen, the availability for a -- particularly in colorado here in the placement of machines so government money can be used easily to buy marijuana in certain situations as we saw recently. that makes it easier. there's a transfer. if it were ten miles away. probably still happen. in terms of legalization i think not until we understand how to actually test it. we have seen accidents with vehicles involving marijuana up 300% in the last decade. i need to be convincee that that would be a great idea for the future and the children. stuart: it was great to have you on the show. ou have an opinion and express it well. thank you for appearing with us. >> an honor to be with you. you might pop in here again this week. stuart: don't make projections you are not able to fulfil. time is money. let's move this along. thre
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his plan to raise taxes on wealthy new yorkers to fund a universal prekindergarten program. >>> an injured bear is rescued at a california ski resort. this bear, you can see him right there. he was bleeding and wandering around the chair lift area. animal rescue animals worked with key patrols to did he tell him off the mountain and to a vet. he's expected to be just fine. glad to hear that. those are your headlines. poor little guy. >> let's talk about russia. to do that, let's bring in somebody very special. laura ingraham is with us right now. hey, laura. >> good morning. >> should we just start speaking in russian today? i'm glad i didn't lose all my russian. i'm glad i still have it. >> yeah. first off, there is some news. we saw that potato houston a press conference to -- putin had a press conference on why he invaded another nation. he said he had no choice. there was an unauthorized coup that took place in the ukraine and he had to help save the russian-speaking people. >> yeah. we all have to remember that this part of ukraine, this is historically for the russian
taxes and has not paid them in ten years and he said in addition to that mitt romney has probably committed other felonies. as it turns out mitt romney paid millions of dollars in taxes and harry reid pretended he had not smeared him. yet he had done just that. there are a number of right-minded americans who are wondering mr. reid, what are you talking about? and you do sincerely owe an apology to these people you smeared unjustly. >> 11 minutes after the top of the hour. >> you might not recognize his face yet but our next guest says he could be the next bin laden. >> millions of dollars in campaign donations coming from planned parenthood, so who is it specifically going to go to and why? we're going to explain that as "fox & friends" rolls on live from new york city, where it's 9 degrees right now, folks. ♪ ♪ go long, look lean, in this season's most important fashion trend, the long shirt. designed to flatter, with playful hemlines and length for everybody. the new long shirt. visit the shirt boutique, only at chico's and chicos.com. help keep teeth clean and breath fresh
with a checkered history and it is a $360 million and they say, $230 million, but $360 million pre-tax the. okay. >> and you think it is important because you look at $360 million pretax fraud resulting in a $235 million after-tax writedown and it gets complex. >> it is complex. >> but related to transactions between penmax and vanimax who is a big subsidiary? >> yes, because i felt that citi is the emerging market bank, and this is the jewel of the crown, and this is a company troubled for a long time. there was a corruption investigation started february 14th, and citi does allude to that, but when you are the emerging market bank, what you want is 6% to 7% growth routine and you don't want corruption, and this is a throwback and this is a oceanographica, and it is not a company you want to be affiliated with and they can sell assets, but it is a black mark, and the stocks started trading down when the investigation began and all of the financials are weak, but this is disappointing. >> but time again we have a company admit to or accused of having trouble doing business in this specific part
're in effect paying out 1% or 2% annually of your portfolio, that's a big, big tax that you don't have to pay. >> and people who are at home listening to this, they need to look at the suspension ratio. you could probably get one for 20 to 25 points. >> yes, i think that's -- actually, 25 points. now, if they've traded around like crazy, they pay people to tell them what to do with it and everything, their returns become our returns with expenses. so you should look for very, very low expense way of participating and incidentally, at berkshire, our expenses are very, very low in relation to the 100 plus billion of investments that we had. >> we do have the opportunity for viewers to write in and ask you their questions. one viewer did write in the question asking about whether did you lay out that you had said he set this mon aside for your wife instead of being put back into berk share shares. >> berkshire would be fine. but i wouldn't want to be doubting berkshire to people generally. i have no problem touting the s&p 500 at the low cost. >> let's talk a little bit about what you see in the
just on the price of the ticket excluding taxes. already this year cheating medallion status with perks like early boarding is calculated based on the price of the ticket and mileage flown. in 2015 the status will be determined by how many miles you earn. even for road warrior like george clooney's character in "up in the air," flying coach will mean fewer miles. if you buy a $950 coach ticket from new york to san francisco today, diamond status earns you about 11,600 miles. next year, it would only be about 10 stsht,400. but step up to a 3,000 business class ticket, and next year that same flight will earn you 33,000 miles. delta is aiming to make it pay for the business class flyer to buy up. delta's stock, well, trading at an all-time high today. seems some folks think this could pay off handsomely. >> and as you said, rivals will keep an eye on this as well. see if it sticks. >> we want to see what it means for delta's stock. let's bring it down with ben and joe. it is great to see you both. joe, you know the numbers here for the stock. what happens now? >> yeah, we actually think t
-election again. >> i understand. that he cast a shadow. i want to ask you scott about the restaurant tax. i'm sure this is going to get around in campaigns. do you expect more or less from this? >> i think you'll see more businesses do this. this is a case in florida a business has to roll out coverage to about 500 employees on staff. >> gators dockside. >> i've got a picture of it. the chicken sandwich $8.99. chili cheese doing $6.99. there's a buck and a half sales tax. 20 cents aca surcharge. is it more or less? >> they interviewed this guy. didn't seem like he was trying to make a political statement. seemed like a business man trying to find a way to bake costs into the total bill. you'll probably see more businesses to do this. some to make a political statement, some just business. >> terry jeffrey, when are the ads going to run on this? we're going to get to scott on this story. irs is getting ready to punish everybody who hasn't signed up. i don't think that's going to last. i think obama will extend the march 31st deadline. i think he's going to renew the cancelled policies. numbe
to raising can taxes. cutting taxes. what would ralph want to se? >> all opinions in the arena. let them compete. nothing off the table. i put 18 areas on people's minds that were taken off the table in 2008. and i still have them on the website. these areissues on people's minds. they were taken off the table -- >> you're dead right about th. both parties drop the ball on the big issue. let me ask you about what i hear from business guys on left nd the right about why they don't try politics. they said it is not orth the media scrutiny or tearing down -- you experience that for yourself running for president. in th pulic spotlight. you are doing what you do. i can understand why the hell with it. >> most of them will. chael could buy the white house. it's smaller than his house. >> that's true. they don't have to dial for dollars. they don't to be ad hoc to commercial interest. they run for the conscience. and most of them are pretty narcissistic. and don't care. all you ed is a few enlightened ones. i call it -- we always take from the same pool. the same people. and expect different r
such a complicated tax code, for instance, is because of these lobbying organizations. if you really wanted to get a fair tax code -- >> how do you offset the influence that unions have and left-wing organizations that soros have? >> why is it only big unions or big organizations that have a say in these things? >> no one is pooling their money together to -- >> i want to raise a question about, at some level, of the voracity of the index. at some level, there's shadow lobbying going on. and not even total lobbying numbers have come down. but you can clearly tell there's the official lobbying that we can all track, that they're tracking, but then all this stuff on the side. >> what if you hire a congressman and bring him under your wing. i thought the same thing too. it was interesting that two tobacco companies made the top of the list. >> you take this to its worst level of lobbying and how does that compare to ukraine with theically other countries, where it's pure out and out bribery. >> there's not a reason to not constantly try to be vigilant to make it a better system. >> there's no golf co
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to drink as much. when i went to mexico -- >> carbonated beverages. >> mexican tax was against obesity, mexico forward country since change in leadership, this is happening right now, happening worldwide. >> the critics, of buffett who are upset about his lack of transparency on derivatives, right, all of those things, tax inefficiencies that they worry about after he passes, when he passes. >> i think people have to read the shareholder letter. he's underperforming, look, in 2000 -- in 2008, he was down 9. market down 37.0. he says overand over, my job's not to shoot the lights out during the upmarkets but protect the downside. if you read the letter and think real problem's with transparency, he mentions the terrible texas deal he was involved in. >> energy partner had to take a write-down. >> he shows you how he makes decisions. read other annuals, other annuals are about, we have a pretty good toothpaste, you know? others are about don't rule us out against the -- our food wars because like we're still selling a lot of tvs. honestly, it's like, hey, open up, make folksiness. >> lik
, which is probably too much even for jim grant. so i think you always have to think, what are the tax arrangements, what are the future taxes? what does that look like? what is the monetary arrangement? what does that look like? once i know what that apology is, i can go, jim cramer and others can go and say here's what the prices are. >> that's interesting. >> i know it's been talk around wall street that this is artificial pricing and stuff. it's inhaernt becauerent. >> as free as the market ever gets, still takes into account some -- >> you can have crappy policies and you can have good policies. that's certainly true and fair to argue. you're never going to get away from the idea that the policies are affecting the prices. >> more from fed president, st. louis fed president jim bullard still to come. >>> let's take a check on energy prices. oil prices have been climbing over the past month and nat gas has been on a tear this winter. joining us now is lord john brown, former ceo of. bp. welcome to the broadcast, "seven elements that changed the world" is the name of the book. we th
romney of not paying taxes? it would be a different story, wouldn't it? >> you're right to bring up that romney thing. he made pretty much a scandalous accusation against him not paying taxes, again from the congress floor. a list was posted of the important donors. labor unions are by far and away the biggest, most influential of those donors and many of them give 90-plus percent of their contributions to democrats. if you're going to talk about money in politics, you can not just talk about the koch brothers. you've got to talk about the big unions. >> it's almost like vince mcmahon producing these elections on the democratic side. they have to make a good guy and villain. mitt romney was the bad guy. it's not so much the policies, it's how bad he is. now let's create another villain, these horrible people financing a bunch of illogical candidates against the good guys. black hats and white hats. i wonder how long america will buy it. >> the whole idea right now is to tar a republican candidate with the villainy of the koch brothers because americans for prosperity, a group that t
. use your 401 k if your job has one and roth ira. they are made with after tax money and no penalty for early withdrawa withdrawals. so say, you decide to buy a car or house. you'll be in a better position if you've been keeping your money in a roth where you can withdrawal it early personality free, plus, when you're young you're liking painely making le. for young people just out of college, investing is a great way to trick yourself into saving money you might spend. beyond that, remember when you're young you can afford to take more risk with your fort foll -- portfolio and never too soon to start contributing to your 4 o 1 k or roth. >> caller: i was looking at a stock and i wanted your opinion about it. i have $400 sitting around scott trade and i wanted to know if you think buying five shares of mastercard is a logic l idea? >> i spoke yesterday saying, we have got to pull the trigger on mastercard. we take advantage of the fact they missed one quarter. i think you're making the right move. mark in wisconsin, mark? >> caller: jim, thanks for taking my call. my question is abo
on the tax thing. he would not let up on that. it seems answering the clarion call on these people on these antiobamacare ad. are these real people out there? are these real people with real problems? senator harry reid took to the floor yesterday and said these are fake. watch. >> there's plenty of horror stories being told. all of them are untrue. but those tales turned out to be just that. tales. stories made up from whole cloth. lies distorted by republicans to grab headlines or make political advertisements. >> clayton, when he came up and brought that thing up about mitt romney, by the way, everybody knows mitt romney doesn't pay taxes. he doesn't even know mitt romney. unsubstantiated claims. again unsubstantiated claims. all made up. really? listen. >> when i called and found out ours was being canceled, from there trying to kind of work through that healthcare.gov and just running into glitch after glitch, a dozen different glitches just trying to fill out the application. >> my doctors are no longer available in my network. this is delaying all my treatment and surgery. m
, paying down long-term debt, and tax reform, three fundamentals that washington has not done and i believe it's holding back the economic recovery in our country, and if you go to the states in michigan we did all three the first year, and we have been consistently following through and it shows up in the muck -- economic results. >> i want to get your take on what the president wants to do, committing another $300 million to infrastructure repair, that sort of thing. the devil is in the details, including how to pay for it. what do you make of that and whether that would benefit michigan? everyone can use some money but what dot you think? >> i think, to be open. one of the challenges is how to few sustain something like that and pay for it? the federal government is already in deep debt. i suggest there are other areas not getting enough attention, and one of those is i think we have a skills gap in our country, and what die mean by that? we have a lot of people still looking for work, very talented people, but they require additional skills and training to hold jobs today. employers hav
it fast, plus you might be in a higher tax bracket. i think this is where ryan's going to go. but you tell me. >> reporter: that's exactly right. i spoke with chairman ryan over the weekend. that's the crux of his argument with this budget document. he says that there's over 92 programs administered by the federal government dealing with poverty. a lot of people are enrolling in these programs even as a recovery is ongoing. he's trying to look at ways to curb the spending on these kind of programs and also just try to empower people out of poverty. he thinks the party needs to return to your old friend, jack kemp, to get back to the growth message on these issues and not just talk about cutbacks. >> democratic budget guru, chris van hollen, thinks that paul ryan wants to slash safety net programs left and right and doesn't buy into the incentive argument. so we're going to have a big fight on our hands. >> reporter: i think so. because there was a budget deal crafted between the senate and the house in december, we're not going too see a major budget war in terms of finding a budget compro
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